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Personalized Learning

Management, Bachelor of Science

  • Available Emphasis Areas:
  • Health Care - Emphasis
  • Human Resource - Emphasis

A student studying Management through Personalized Learning will study core elements and current case studies that apply to managing human capital, enterprise-wide fiscal, technological and operational planning and applications, critical thinking in management planning and problem-solving, marketing, quality management, communication and leadership.  The program focuses on current issues and theory-to-practice exercises in order to prepare managers for immediate success in the field.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Management?

Core competencies for this degree program are based on qualities industry leaders identify as most valuable and that are identified as critical in the field of management.  Students study broadly from topics in managing human capital, law/policy, leadership, ethics, finance, communication, marketing, critical thinking, strategic planning and technology.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • General Business
  • Finance
  • International Relations

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Attorney
  • CPA
  • International Business
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Mediation
  • Teacher


University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
    • All of Northern Arizona University's requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your faculty mentor for details.

  • 8 competencies of liberal studies equaling 35 units of coursework
  • 18 units in a selected Minor
  • 10 competencies in the Management major, and additional competencies in a selected emphasis area which together will equal 54 units of coursework.

  • 4 competencies in science courses equaling 12 units of NAU science courses. SCIN 182, SCIN 281, SCIN 301, SCIN 302, SCIN 293 are available through Personalized Learning; other science courses may be accepted through test or transfer credit.

  • Electives as needed to reach 120 units

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Mathematics Required MATH 115
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required

Purpose Statement
 
The Personalized Learning Bachelor’s degree in Management is built around workplace competencies and prepares students to pursue management careers in a broad spectrum of opportunities in corporate, non-profit, public service or military settings. The curriculum is designed in consultation with business leaders to ensure students a comprehensive and relevant educational experience.

PL Management students are provided with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enter the workforce with foundational skills in managing sustainable, ethical and socially responsible organizations. Students explore theories, concepts and practices through current case studies and literature that apply to managing business operations and personnel in the context of a global enterprise. Students analyze and interpret critical knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in managing innovative and traditional organizations. The program focuses on current issues and theory-to-practice exercises to prepare managers for immediate success in the field.
 
Core competencies for this degree program are based on qualities industry leaders identify as most valuable and that are identified as critical in the fields of business operations and personnel management by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and the Society for Human Resource Management. Students study broadly from topics impacting global enterprise including leadership, ethics, finance, managing human capital, communication, supply chain management, marketing, critical thinking, strategic planning, technology and employment law.

Students in the PL Management program are prepared to be become transformational leaders capable of developing and leading strategic organizational initiatives and effectively managing change in a multi-national workplace.
 
 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze management principles from a global perspective 
  • Engage in strategic, critical and innovative thinking 
  • Examine organizational ethics 
  • Engage in effective Managerial Communication 
  • Examine Leadership as it relates to Organizational Management 
  • Manage financial resources to support the fiscal health and strategic goals of an organization 
  • Analyze technology management and applications 
  • Examine the inextricable relationships between operations and the global movement of goods and services-supply chain 
  • Marketing to a global economy 
  • Recruit and manage talent as part of a strategic business plan 
 
Student Learning Outcomes for the Human Resources emphasis
  • Evaluate strategic roles in human resource management 
  • Examine advanced concepts in employment law and regulatory environments 
  • Assess effective total employee compensation plans 
  • Review human resource management’s role in organizational training 
  • Integrate knowledge of strategic human resource management 
  • Examine statistical methods used to inform management decisions 
  • Integrate and apply learning through a Capstone project 
 
Student Learning Outcomes for the Healthcare emphasis
  • Review the state of US healthcare organizations 
  • Analyze healthcare operations, obligations and delivery 
  • Research legal and policy issues that govern the healthcare organization and workforce 
  • Evaluate quality management and risk management in healthcare 
  • Examine statistical methods used to inform management decisions 
  • Integrate and apply learning through a Capstone project

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • Admission requirements to Personalized Learning include NAU's undergraduate admission standards as well as the completion of a Readiness Assessment.  Prior to admission to the University, a Personalized Learning admission specialist guides prospective students through a series of steps to determine admissibility, applicable prior credit, preparedness via the Readiness Assessment, and degree selection. After these steps are complete, admissible students are directed to complete an account information form. This form replaces the traditional NAU application.

    Students may demonstrate competency through performance on pre-tests. Some courses may have departmental prerequisites required by students in other majors. Any prerequisites not fulfilled with transfer credit may be met by successfully completing a pretest; however, credit will not be granted for the completion.

    This degree is offered only through the Personalized Learning program. Work with a faculty mentor for any questions regarding the applicability of coursework completed through Personalized Learning to any other plan of study at NAU.

Major Requirements
  • Personalized Learning Competencies for the Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Completion of these competencies will result in the awarding of credit for NAU classes.
     
    Management Core

    C1: Analyze management principles from a global perspective
    C2: Engage in strategic, critical and innovative thinking
    C3. Examine organizational ethics
    C4. Engage in effective Managerial Communication
    C5: Examine Leadership as it relates to Organizational Management
    C6: Manage financial resources to support the fiscal health and strategic goals of an organization.
    C7: Analyze technology management and applications
    C8: Examine the inextricable relationships between operations and the global movement of goods and services-supply chain
    C9: Marketing to a global economy
    C10: Recruit and manage talent as part of a strategic business plan

  • Course Credit Earned (33 units)
    • BBA 290 Managerial Accounting and Financial Analysis (3 units)
    • BBA 300 Principles of Management in a Global Economy (3 units)
    • BBA 305W Effective Business Communication (3 units)
    • BBA 310 Principles of Marketing in the Global Economy (3 units)
    • BBA 355 Management of IT Function (3 units)
    • BBA 360 Teams and Project Management (3 units)
    • BBA 400 Advanced Global Management (3 units)
    • BBA 450 Leadership (3 units)
    • BBA 457 Critical Thinking and Innovation (3 units)
    • MGMT 325 Fundamentals in Human Capital Management (3 units)
    • SIMY 355 and SIMY 357 Supply Chain and Operations Management (3 units)
  • Emphasis Requirements (21 units)
    Select one:
  • Human Resource Emphasis

    C11: Evaluate strategic roles in human resource management
    C12: Examine advanced concepts in employment law and regulatory environments
    C13: Assess effective total employee compensation plans
    C14: Review human resource management’s role in organizational training
    C15: Integrate knowledge of strategic human resource management
    C16: Examine statistical methods used to inform management decisions
    C17: Integrate and apply learning through a Capstone project

  • Course Credit Earned (21 units)

    • BBA 335 Human Resource Management (3 units)
    • BBA 337 Employment Law (3 units)
    • BBA 338 Training and Development (3 units)
    • BBA 427 Compensation and Benefits (3 units)
    • PLD 450 Applied Project (3 units)
    • PLD 490C Management Capstone for Human Resources and Healthcare Emphases
    • STAT 272** Applied Business Statistics (3 units)

     ** Students transferring in an applicable statistics course are not required to complete STAT 272. Work with an advisor to determine applicability of transfer course work.

     

  • Healthcare Emphasis 

    C11: Review the state of U.S. healthcare organizations
    C12: Analyze healthcare operations, obligations and delivery
    C13: Research legal and policy issues that govern the healthcare organization and workforce
    C14: Evaluate quality management and risk management in healthcare
    C15: Examine statistical methods used to inform management decisions
    C16: Integrate and apply learning through a Capstone project

  • Course Credit Earned (21 units)

    • HS 205 Foundations of Public Health (3 units)
    • HS 410 Organization and Administration of Health Services (3 units)
    • NUR 424 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Policy  (3 units)
    • MGMT 411 Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare (3 units)
    • MGMT 495 Quality Management and Risk Management in Healthcare (3 units)
    • PLD 490C Management Capstone for Human Resources and Healthcare Emphases (3 units)
    • STAT 272 Applied Business Statistics (3 units)
     
    ** Students transferring in an applicable statistics course are not required to complete STAT 272. Work with an advisor to determine applicability of transfer course work.
Science Requirement
General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Any prerequisites not fulfilled with transfer credit may be met by successfully completing a pretest; however, credit will not be granted for that completion.

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